Commission an original painting of your dog or cat that really POPS!
With bold strokes of vibrant color,celebrate your special pet in an impressionistic work of contemporary art,
by San Diego artist Marna Schindler. Order a custom pet portrait today!
After earning a fine arts degree from San Diego State University, Marna worked as a graphic designer
and illustrator for over 15 years. Now a full-time painter, Marna finds inspiration daily from her own
fabulous feline Hopper, as well as from her travels across the colorful southwest. Combining her deep
affection for animals and art, Marna “fell into” painting pet portraits a few years ago, when a painting
for a friend garnered an overwhelming response (“Happy Hank”, above). Marna delights in capturing
the spirit of her subjects using vivid color and a unique expressive style. As of 2008, Marna is
honored to have already painted over 100 four-legged friends. A percentage of the proceeds from
Marna’s pet portraits is donated yearly to non-profit organizations and shelters benefiting animals.
Marna currently lives and paints out of her studio in downtown San Diego, California.
To inquire about commissioning an original pet portrait by Marna featuring your own best friend, visit
|DoggonitArt and all images copyright 2005-2012 Marna Schindler. All rights for reproduction remain with the artist.
|Painted in acrylic on
canvas, your original custom
pet portrait will be delivered to
you ready to hang & enjoy.
With bold strokes of vibrant color,
celebrate your fabulous four-legged family member in
pop and style! Commission an original painting of
your pet, by San Diego artist Marna Schindler.
(See more of my paintings at marnaschindler.com).
How it works:
1. Your Custom Painting of Your Pet
I want to create a whimsical & colorful
work of art featuring your pet that you will love.
I welcome your ideas about colors and
background, and details about your
pet's unique personality. Take a
gander at my pet portrait gallery
to view some of the colorful cats &
dogs that have come across my easel!
2. Get in the VIP Line!
To get your pup or cat in the
"Very Important Pet" line, a 25%
good-faith deposit is requested. You'll
have the freedom to send along your
pet's best pictures later, and any further
details before your pet portrait begins. Your deposit
will hold your place of priority on my calendar.
3. It's a Snap!
To paint your dog or cat's portrait, I look at his or her
photographs for reference. Seeing several gives me a
better idea of his or her personality, fur, and coloring.
Snapshots may be sent along to me by email or mail.
Close-up photos taken at eye-level without a flash
are best to help create a great pet portrait!
4. A Fetching Result
Your satisfaction with your pet's custom painting is
my goal. When your painting is complete, I'll email you
a preview, and you'll be able to see it before it is
delivered. If all tails are wagging, your pet portrait
will be signed, sealed and delivered!
(given as a gift to Hank's parents,
Happy Hank was my first pet portrait!)
|Elvis (in fond memory)
|Still drying on the easel...
click to enlarge
*** PLEASE NOTE: As of
August 2013, I am booked
through Christmas 2013,
but am still accepting
commissions for 2014.
Please feel free to use the
form on my contact page,
or email me directly at
with any questions.